Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef
Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef

Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef

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Introduction: Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef @ your Service, I am a Blessed 46× Award-Winning Private Chef. My 140 + ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Reviews are worth a read... 2015- 16 THUMBTACK Best Chef in California (2017 TOOK A YEAR OFF TO HONE MY CRAFT) My decision was Amazing 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 THUMBTACK TOP PRO BEST CHEF CALIFORNIA. THE MICHELIN GUIDE DOES NOT GIVE STARS TO PRIVATE CHEFS BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP ME FROM GIVING YOU A EXPERIENCE BETTER THAN ANY MICHELIN RESTAURANT IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME. (If You consider yourself a foodie my Clients say that my Experience is far greater than these restaurants) Mugaritz (Spain) The French Laundry (Yountville CA) Pujol (Mexico City MX) Meadowood (St Helena) CLOSED Californios (San Francisco CA) Saison (San Francisco CA) AdHoc (Yountville CA) Restaurant Gordon Ramsey (LDN) Mourad (San Francisco CA) Michael Mina (San Francisco CA) Atelier Crenn (San Francisco CA) Somni (Los Angeles CA) Providence (Los Angeles CA) Coi (San Francisco) CLOSED Commis (Oakland CA) Acquerello (San Francisco CA) State Bird Provisions (San Francisco) Le Bernardin (New York) Manressa (Los Gatos) La Calenda (Yountville CA) The Inn at Little Washington (VA) Spruce ( San Francisco CA) Benu (San Francisco CA) Restaurant Daniel (NY) Adega (San Jose CA) Ever (Chicago IL) Bouchon (Yountville CA) The Kitchen (Sacramento CA) The Charter Oak (St Helena CA) Canlis (Seattle WA) Lazy Bear (San Francisco CA) Mellise (Santa Monica CA) (Just as Good) Eleven Maddison Park ( NY) Alinea (Chicago IL) Quince (San Francisco CA) Oseteria Francescana (Italy) Central ( Lima Peru) I WOULD BE HONORED TO COOK FOR YOU AND MAKE IT AN EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET... ⭐ My UNTAMED EXPERIENCE ⭐ 10 COURSE seasonal changing fun Menu that challenges the senses & wows on every level utelizing local ingredients with masterful technique to achieve amazing flavors and textures. I aim to deliver an experience like no other I only use USDA Prime Quality Dry Aged Beef Air Chilled never frozen Poultry and Seafood, Organic only Seasonal Vegetables. Fresh Hand Made Pastas Award Winning Sauces, Delicious Desserts. only the best quality all the time 100% from scratch. I bring all my own Plates Napkins & Silverware for this dinner... ❤ MY EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 😎 Scot Cosentino / Andrew Scudera 4× 🌎🏆Good Fellas🍕School Of New York (2021) ~Staten Island NY 🌟Master Pizzaiolo Certification🌟 Laurent Gras ⭐⭐Saison(2020) San Francisco CA Thomas Keller ⭐ Bouchon / La Calenda (2019) Yountville CA Val M. Cantu ⭐⭐Californios (2018) San Francisco CA Josiah Citron / Ken Takayama ⭐⭐ Melisse (2018) Santa Monica CA David Kinch ⭐⭐⭐ Manresa(2018) Los Gatos CA Dominique Crenn ⭐⭐⭐  Atelier Crenn (2017) San Francisco Certified Chocolatier / Confectioner 🍦🍬🍫 Reimers Candies ~ Three Rivers CA 2 × Barbecue Champion Under the Tutelage of ❤ 50 Year PIT MASTER Joseph R. Vasquez ~Odessa TX BECAUSE I AM IN SUCH HIGH DEMAND🔥🔥🔥 DATES DO FEEL UP QUICKLY SO PLEASE DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME ASAP😁
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Carol C.
May 15, 2022
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In a word....superb! But let's be honest, one word could never the level of excellence we experienced! The food was put of this world!! Chef Albert and his staff will be the only private chef we will every use again!!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 11 - 20 guests • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dinner • Dessert • Standard (basic ingredients) • Dessert • American - casual • Mexican / Latin American • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

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Walt S.
Dec 7, 2021
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I highly recommend Chef Albert!!! The food was amazing. The best meal I have had. His passion for food is apparent. The even was an experience we will never forget. We will DEFINITELY have Chef Albert cook for us again.

Details: Date night • 2 guests • Dinner • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Italian • Southern • Mexican / Latin American • Mediterranean / Middle Eastern • Barbecue • American - formal • American - casual • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef's reply
it was such a pleasure to cook for you and your wife. I absolutely enjoyed your wifes reactions to all of the dishes we presented for the evening😃 that kind of emotion and excitement reminds me everyday that the little attention to detail makes the experience so much more exciting to my guests.. thanks again to both of you. Stay Untamed ~Chef AJH
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Shannan M.
Aug 23, 2021
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Chef Albert, the Untamed Chef blew us away with his creativity and delivery of our 20th Anniversary private dinner for four. From the first phone call explaining what we were celebrating, Chef Albert picked up exactly on what we wanted and created a delicious, unique, and mind-blowing 10-course menu for us. This meal was the highlight of our trip and one we will remember forever. Chef Albert is amazing to work with. He cares about what you want, what you like & dislike, and he will amaze you with his presentation. He worked with us on the menu and has an easy process for paying a deposit to lock him in. He brought everything he needed, including his own pizza oven & place settings. And Chef Albert & his team cleaned everything perfectly afterward so there was no mess or stress. I highly recommend Chef Albert Hernandez for a private chef experience. We had so many quotes from the night of exclaiming how amazing everything tasted & how beautiful it was plated. Chef Albert has a passion for what he does and it's evident that he's in the right industry from how amazing the entire experience is working with him from start to finish. We will definitely be hiring Chef Albert again!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • Cold beverages (alcoholic) • French • American - formal • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef's reply
I am honored to have worked with such a wonderful group though we were a small group we made some big big flavors I love how fun the whole group is how we could talk about light sabers and great food at the same time it's not every day you get to cook for somebody who's exactly like you LOL like you. I look forward to our next rendezvous hopefully sooner than later. Stay Untamed ~Chef AJH
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Heather G.
Jul 19, 2021
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Chef Albert cooked a ten-course meal for ten people in our home and he was AMAZING. His food exceeded our expectations in multiple ways. To start with, each course was an example of his incredible knowledge of food and cooking. He created courses with flavors and textures that we had never thought to combine. Chef Albert's creativity and passion for food came through in each course. Next, he puts on a SHOW. I don't want to give away all the secrets, but there were both fire and "ice" throughout the night, and there was even a blindfolded course. He allowed us to watch him prepare the food as much as we wanted and was open to explaining what he was doing and why it made such a big difference in his food. Third, he was extremely professional. He and his son worked together to cart in crates of equipment and food, including all the dishes, cutlery, pots, pans, specialty equipment, and cleaning supplies. Throughout the night, I'm not quite sure how the two of them managed to get out hot, fresh, beautifully-plate courses AND clean up after each course. The two of them worked for nine hours straight and were friendly and professional throughout the evening, allowing us and our guests to chat with them as much as we wanted. Our evening was more than we could have asked for. Thank you, Check Albert!

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 6 - 10 guests • Dinner • Cocktail hour / hors d'oeuvres • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • Dessert • French • Italian • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef's reply
Such an Honor to cook for a Family that knows how to cook. the photo Shoot you put on Brian was one of the most amazing things I have ever been apart of... please do not hesitate to contact me in the future. Stay Untamed ~Chef AJH
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Elena T.
Jul 10, 2021
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Chef Albert was such a joy to connect with. He responded immediately to my inquiry. We discussed preferences, challenges of feeding a party that consists of young kids, a vegan, and the rest who love meat. I wanted something unique for my husbands 40th bday and Albert came up with an amazing multi course meal that we all absolutely loved! He went with a French fusion menu that was spectacular! You can tell that Chef Albert is passionate about cooking and wanting his patrons to truly enjoy the experience. His enthusiasm for his craft definitely made me excited for each dish he crafted. I would definitely invite Chef Albert again to provide us another unique and special experience.

Details: Special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.) • 3 - 5 guests • Dinner • Dessert • Premium (high end ingredients) • French • Vegetarian or vegan • Meal prepared onsite • Only once • My home, venue, etc.

Albert J. Hernandez The Untamed Chef's reply
Thank you so much for allowing me to create a modern French menu for your husband. It was truly an honor to create food and dishes that a lot of people have forgotten, French cuisine is the heart of the culinary Arts and should always be appreciated and respected. I feel confident that I created an amazing meal and experience for your husbands special day. I hope we get to do it again please do not hesitate to reach out in the future... Stay Untamed ~Chef Albert H
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Anything is possible Everyone deserves to have a real dining Experience. I can and continue to work with everyone.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I am here to listen and make your life a whole lot easier. I am a Professional and real Chef I have trained in some of the best kitchens in the country, and have learned to utilize that in my business and make life a whole lot easier for you.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Absolutely I use all types of new and amazing technology the same found in James Beard and Michelin Star Restaurants.

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